While our ingredients are not what you would find with authentic mexican elotes, we were inspired by the combinations of textures and flavors for our first sweet corn of the season. Elote is corn is a Mexican recipe, where corn is roasted over an open grill and coated with salt, chile powder, butter, cotija, lime juice, and mayonnaise or crema fresca.
In our version, we featured Vermont feta cheese. You can roast corn over your grill, or simply cook it in a cast iron pan like we did!
- oil or butter for cooking
- 2 ears fresh corn, with kernels sliced off
- 1/4 finely chopped red onion
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 tsp chili powder (or more, to your taste)
- 1 tsbp mayonnaise (store bought or homemade- see our recipe here)
- 1/4 c feta cheese for garnish
- 2 lime wedges
Directions Warm oil or butter in a cast iron pan. Add corn and red onions, season with salt, pepper, and chili powder.
Occasionally stir veggies until charred evenly, about 10 minutes. Cook until onions are translucent and you see a nice even char on the corn. Remove from heat to a serving bowl to cool.
Once cool, stir in mayonnaise. Add crumbled feta and squeeze in lime. Adjust your seasoning for salt, pepper, and chili powder to taste.